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Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by fergie001: 4:24pm On Oct 12, 2019
An unidentified 11-year-old boy alongside Wasiu, who was trying to rescue him, was swept away by a flood in the Aboru, Alimosho local government in Lagos on Saturday.

The NAN correspondent, who visited the scene of the accident, gathered that two young boys who were sent by their parents to buy cooking gas at a gas station unknowingly fell into a drain through which water passed into the canal.

“Three young men attempted rescuing the boys and succeeded in rescuing the older one, but one of the rescuers popularly known as Wasiu Stubborn was swept away while trying to rescue the other victim,” a witness told the NAN.

Speaking to NAN at the scene, Solomon Agboghoroma, a community development association leader in Oki town, said: “This rain started almost four or five days ago but the one of last night was one of the heaviest and it started at about 2:15 am and by 3:15am, it came with full force and everywhere was flooded.

“At about 7:30 am or 8:00am, we learnt that an OPC member, who was a security guard in one of the gas stations here was carried away by flood while trying to rescue two children who came to buy gas but fell into the drain.

“The gas station had not opened because of the flood as the whole place including the canal had overflowed its banks.

“The children misplaced their legs and the two of them fell inside the gutter. This OPC boy went and rescued one but in the process of rescuing the second child, he and the boy fell into the canal and that was the end.”

He blamed the government for the tragedy, saying that several petitions had been written to successive governments in the state from the time of former Governor Babatunde Fashola to the Akinwunmi Ambode administration.

“People have been dying in situations like this here and all landlords have tried, including raising almost N4 million for dredging of the canal,” he said.

“The government knows what to do when it is ready because this canal contract was award sometime in 2011 or 2012. When we taxed ourselves, Fashola came and commended us and promised palliative and government takeover.

“The government should come and do the bridge as against this culvert that is here. This flat culvert cannot contain water. The government should widen this road and ensure the canal is dug for the peace and safety of residents.”

Suleiman Adedokun, an eye witness and a shop owner beside the canal, told NAN that the rescuer, named Wasiu Stubborn, entered the drain to rescue the boy but the flood swept both of them away into the canal.

“Wasiu tried, succeeded in catching the second boy but his effort to come out of the drain proved futile as it was not easy for him due to the force of the water,” Adedokun said.

“It is the bad road and narrow culvert that caused these deaths because these two children that fell inside the drain didn’t know it was there as water covered everywhere.”

An officer of the Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Corps (LSNC), who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the agency got the information at about 9:00 am that flood carried away one Mr Wasiu a.k.a Stubborn while trying to rescue two children.

https://www.thecable.ng/flood-sweeps-11-year-old-boy-rescuer-to-death-in-lagos

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Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by Nobody: 4:25pm On Oct 12, 2019
You just had to copy and paste the whole news page undecided

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Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by Nobody: 4:27pm On Oct 12, 2019
RIP to The dead. cry
May they rest in perfect peace

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Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by fergie001: 4:28pm On Oct 12, 2019
FuckBots:
You just had to copy and paste the whole news page undecided
Sympathise with the families of stubborn and the other person, please.

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Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by Nobody: 4:29pm On Oct 12, 2019
fergie001:

Sympathise with the families of stubborn and the other person, please.
Look up undecided

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Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by majamajic(m): 4:55pm On Oct 12, 2019
am yet to understand why authorities will pack out sands from gutter without taking them away, only to allow the rain to push it back into the gutter again.

I don't understand

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Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by baby124: 6:24pm On Oct 12, 2019
Stay at home or go inside a restaurant/ a place with high ground to wait for rain to stop during heavy downpours. Flash floods are terrible. They sweep away anybody.

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Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:25pm On Oct 12, 2019
Damn it.

This is a very sad news.

RIP to them.

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Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by Kharol1234: 6:25pm On Oct 12, 2019
sad
Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by Bbbwings: 6:25pm On Oct 12, 2019
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Damn it.

This is a very sad news.

RIP to them.
Judge's need cars
That is the priority.

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Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by VillageHead: 6:25pm On Oct 12, 2019
Chai!
What a waste!
Government and its insensitivity!

Las las na we village ones go carry this one again!

RIP Friends.

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Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by Fiisty(f): 6:27pm On Oct 12, 2019
Ah

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Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by BOOOMNAIJA: 6:27pm On Oct 12, 2019
THE RATE AT WHICH IT RAINS THIS YEAR IS QUITE ALARMING!

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Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by Tobyarab(m): 6:28pm On Oct 12, 2019
Alimosho was one of the biggest contributor of votes to APC government during elections. Why all these complaints? Didn't they see this coming? Has anything changed? You lie on the bed you made.

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Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by ZombieTAMER: 6:28pm On Oct 12, 2019
The land of the bullion van master..


Shame of a country

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Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by dynamic006(m): 6:28pm On Oct 12, 2019
that perticular place is a no go area during heavy rain.

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Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by OyiboOyibo(m): 6:28pm On Oct 12, 2019
fergie001:
An unidentified 11-year-old boy alongside Wasiu, who was trying to rescue him, was swept away by a flood in the Aboru, Alimosho local government in Lagos on Saturday.

The NAN correspondent, who visited the scene of the accident, gathered that two young boys who were sent by their parents to buy cooking gas at a gas station unknowingly fell into a drain through which water passed into the canal.

“Three young men attempted rescuing the boys and succeeded in rescuing the older one, but one of the rescuers popularly known as Wasiu Stubborn was swept away while trying to rescue the other victim,” a witness told the NAN.

Speaking to NAN at the scene, Solomon Agboghoroma, a community development association leader in Oki town, said: “This rain started almost four or five days ago but the one of last night was one of the heaviest and it started at about 2:15 am and by 3:15am, it came with full force and everywhere was flooded.

“At about 7:30 am or 8:00am, we learnt that an OPC member, who was a security guard in one of the gas stations here was carried away by flood while trying to rescue two children who came to buy gas but fell into the drain.

“The gas station had not opened because of the flood as the whole place including the canal had overflowed its banks.

“The children misplaced their legs and the two of them fell inside the gutter. This OPC boy went and rescued one but in the process of rescuing the second child, he and the boy fell into the canal and that was the end.”

He blamed the government for the tragedy, saying that several petitions had been written to successive governments in the state from the time of former Governor Babatunde Fashola to the Akinwunmi Ambode administration.

“People have been dying in situations like this here and all landlords have tried, including raising almost N4 million for dredging of the canal,” he said.

“The government knows what to do when it is ready because this canal contract was award sometime in 2011 or 2012. When we taxed ourselves, Fashola came and commended us and promised palliative and government takeover.

“The government should come and do the bridge as against this culvert that is here. This flat culvert cannot contain water. The government should widen this road and ensure the canal is dug for the peace and safety of residents.”

Suleiman Adedokun, an eye witness and a shop owner beside the canal, told NAN that the rescuer, named Wasiu Stubborn, entered the drain to rescue the boy but the flood swept both of them away into the canal.

“Wasiu tried, succeeded in catching the second boy but his effort to come out of the drain proved futile as it was not easy for him due to the force of the water,” Adedokun said.

“It is the bad road and narrow culvert that caused these deaths because these two children that fell inside the drain didn’t know it was there as water covered everywhere.”

An officer of the Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Corps (LSNC), who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the agency got the information at about 9:00 am that flood carried away one Mr Wasiu a.k.a Stubborn while trying to rescue two children.

https://www.thecable.ng/flood-sweeps-11-year-old-boy-rescuer-to-death-in-lagos

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Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by realestniggah: 6:30pm On Oct 12, 2019
Terrible drainage system in Nigeria is one of the major causes of flooding. Bunch of gutters dug by individuals with no place to go to are the reason for this..no central sewage system or canal in place for water to flow to.

Our leader travel out and see how things are done in develop first world countries.. But come back to Nigeria and fail to implement such systems here.

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Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by somehow: 6:30pm On Oct 12, 2019
Except the parents want to claim that they don't know about how dangerous that area is when it rains, why send children to their death?

RIP to Wasiu and the small child

Stupid government won't do nada since their own people are in safe comfort

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Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by Conceptman: 6:30pm On Oct 12, 2019
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Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by Fragility6: 6:31pm On Oct 12, 2019
majamajic:
am yet to understand why authorities will pack out sands from gutter without taking them away, only to allow the rain to push it back into the gutter again.

I don't understand
D logic behind diz stuff nai i neva understand till today

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Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by lyriclekidd(m): 6:32pm On Oct 12, 2019
Crazy

Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by AsowebDesigns: 6:35pm On Oct 12, 2019
Sad
Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by whytediamond(m): 6:40pm On Oct 12, 2019
Dark continent. Greed has destroyed the very foundation of our society. It's mere existence over here in Africa, a pictorial definition of how not to live.

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Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by Nmezor(f): 6:40pm On Oct 12, 2019
Really a terrible news,may they rest on.

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Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by kevotek1000(m): 6:41pm On Oct 12, 2019
Sad news... I sympathize with the family of d affected.... That aside d wey rain dey fall dis days tire me o ... Dis rain will not help in this Buhari regime, especially those wey don born 2 3 4 or 5 pikin already.... We don't need much population but food and shelter. Rain pls reason ur sense Now.
Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by Goldenheart(m): 6:44pm On Oct 12, 2019
Omg
Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by cardoctor(m): 6:45pm On Oct 12, 2019
Very sad
Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by cenaman(m): 6:46pm On Oct 12, 2019
So sad.
Re: Flood Sweeps 11-year-old Boy, Rescuer To Death In Lagos by Exponental(m): 6:49pm On Oct 12, 2019
Flood........ I wish we have a responsive government, most deaths would be averted.

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